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Coat Giveaway to Those in Need

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Add to My Calendar 01/20/2018 9:00am 01/20/2018 10:30am America/New_York Coat Giveaway to Those in Need

If you are in need of a winter coat, Bayard Street Presbyterian Church is giving away hundreds, Saturday, Jan. 13, and Saturday, Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Coats for children, women, and men will be available. The coats were donated by the Burlington Coat Factory through its "Warm Coats Warm Hearts" initiative.

The last Saturday of the month, Jan. 27, is also the ...

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The CARES Act and What It Means for NJ Small Businesses

March 28, 2020

The $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill is providing a lifeline for small businesses in New Jersey and across the country in states that have been hit hard by the epidemic.

The cornerstone of the legislation for business owners is a bold $349 billion lending program for companies that are currently struggling to make payroll and pay other bills. It also provides increased ...

Middlesex Mask Project A Community-Wide Labor Of Love

April 4, 2020

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Christine Munoz began making masks on a small scale to help local urgent care. She fashioned 30 masks for the doctors and nurses to put over their N95 protective gear. It didn't take her long to realize there was a much larger call for this simple gesture as area hospitals struggle to keep their healthcare workers protected from the coronavirus while they work on the frontline ...

Stuck at home? Make a video. Win $1,000.

New Jerseyans stuck in the house weathering the COVID-19 public health crisis can win a $1,000 just by making a video to promote civic engagement and the importance of voting and completing the Census.

Newark-based non-profit Project Ready has launched a month-long video competition open to all New Jerseyans.

“Right now many of us might feel afraid and even powerless, but ...

New Jersey AG Places Restrictions on Prescription of Hydroxychloroquine, Chloroquine

NEWARK, NJ — In response to the risk of a shortage of drugs advertised by some as possible cures for the coronavirus, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs placed statewide restrictions on Monday on prescribing and dispensing hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine.

The two prescriptions typically used to treat malaria and certain chronic inflammatory conditions ...

Federal/State Task Force Targets COVID-19 Scams, Hoarding, Gouging and More

NEWARK, N.J. – State and federal law enforcement officials have formed a joint federal/state task force to investigate and prosecute a wide range of misconduct arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, including the unlawful hoarding of medical supplies, price gouging, charity scams, procurement fraud, insurance fraud, phishing schemes, and false and misleading investment opportunities.

The ...

Rise in Visitors to Belmar’s Beachfront Prompts Officials to Close Boardwalk amid Coronavirus Concerns

BELMAR, NJ — A growing influx of visitors to Belmar’s beachfront has prompted the borough to close its boardwalk and ban parking on the east side of Ocean Avenue.

The decision announced today by Mayor Mark Walsifer was based on hourly monitoring of the boardwalk, which showed a daily increase of visitors, as nearby shore towns closed their boardwalks in response to the coronavirus ...

COVID-19: 5th NJ ShopRite Worker Tests Positive; Hillsborough Store Limits Customers

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - ShopRite Supermarkets on Monday confirmed that an employee at the East Windsor store has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, joining four others previously diagnosed at other stores in Essex, Union, Morris and Middlesex counties.

The other locations where employees tested positive are in Newark, Morristown, Garwood and Old Bridge.

The ShopRite of Hillsborough located ...

Perspective on the Pandemic from TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills Editor

April 2, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Matt Kass, Editor of TAPinto Millburn & Short Hills, spoke with TAPintoTV about how the communities he covers are dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 

“It’s too quiet outside, it’s too calm,” Kass said, about the current atmosphere in the community. “A lot of people are quietly on edge, there’s not a lot of ...

Middlesex Mask Project A Community-Wide Labor Of Love

April 4, 2020

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Christine Munoz began making masks on a small scale to help local urgent care. She fashioned 30 masks for the doctors and nurses to put over their N95 protective gear. It didn't take her long to realize there was a much larger call for this simple gesture as area hospitals struggle to keep their healthcare workers protected from the coronavirus while they work on the frontline ...

Stuck at home? Make a video. Win $1,000.

New Jerseyans stuck in the house weathering the COVID-19 public health crisis can win a $1,000 just by making a video to promote civic engagement and the importance of voting and completing the Census.

Newark-based non-profit Project Ready has launched a month-long video competition open to all New Jerseyans.

“Right now many of us might feel afraid and even powerless, but ...

New Jersey AG Places Restrictions on Prescription of Hydroxychloroquine, Chloroquine

NEWARK, NJ — In response to the risk of a shortage of drugs advertised by some as possible cures for the coronavirus, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs placed statewide restrictions on Monday on prescribing and dispensing hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine.

The two prescriptions typically used to treat malaria and certain chronic inflammatory conditions ...

April 4 COVID-19 Update: 200 Deaths in NJ Overnight; 720 Cases in Somerset County, 7 Deaths in Franklin

April 4, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The number of COVID-19 related deaths in New Jersey increased by 200 overnight to 846, with 720 total cases reported  in Somerset County and 24 deaths, according to statistics provided by the Somerset County Department of Health on Saturday afternoon.

There are now 26 cases in Somerville, an increase of 3 overnight, according to the SCDOH; Somerset County reported 134 new ...

Hospital Drive-By Connects Community with Front Line Heroes

SOMERVILLE, NJ - There were hundreds of cars, a 30-minute procession that drove slowly down Rehill Avenue Friday evening past Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset to express their thanks and appreciation to the medical staff on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Members of the hospital staff wearing face masks and dressed in their scrubs stood along the curb at the front ...

April 3 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 133 Cases, 5 Deaths in Franklin

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Friday update shows five confirmed deaths in the township due to complications associated with COVID-19. 

The death toll in Somerset County almost doubled overnight, from 12 to 23 and 71 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, according to the SCDOH.

The SCDOH has confirmed the deaths of six North Plainfield ...

April 4 COVID-19 Update: 200 Deaths in NJ Overnight; 720 Cases in Somerset County, 7 Deaths in Franklin

April 4, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The number of COVID-19 related deaths in New Jersey increased by 200 overnight to 846, with 720 total cases reported  in Somerset County and 24 deaths, according to statistics provided by the Somerset County Department of Health on Saturday afternoon.

There are now 26 cases in Somerville, an increase of 3 overnight, according to the SCDOH; Somerset County reported 134 new ...

Hospital Drive-By Connects Community with Front Line Heroes

SOMERVILLE, NJ - There were hundreds of cars, a 30-minute procession that drove slowly down Rehill Avenue Friday evening past Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset to express their thanks and appreciation to the medical staff on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Members of the hospital staff wearing face masks and dressed in their scrubs stood along the curb at the front ...